Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Brandenburg. Arthur Mannbar, Eduard Wald.
Brandenburg
Brandenburg

Brandenburg

NP: Verlag VVN, [1948]. First edition. Paperback. Octavo. 23, [1]pp. Original illustrated wrappers. This work is a powerful recollection of Arthur Mannbar and Eduard Wald's imprisonment at the notorious Brandenburg-Görden Prison,* a prison located on Anton-Saefkow-Allee in the Görden quarter of Brandenburg an der Havel. Both Mannbar and Wald were communists and members of the German Resistance against Nazism. Erected between 1927 and 1935, the Brandenburg-Görden correctional facility was built to be the most secure and modern prison in Europe. Both criminal and political prisoners were sent there, also people imprisoned for preventive detention or for interrogation and prisoners of war. Built with a capacity of 1,800, it sometimes held over 4,000 during the Nazi era. The Red Army liberated the prison during the Battle of Berlin on April 27, 1945. After the war, the Soviet Army imprisoned collaborators there until 1947, primarily members of the Russian Liberation Army. Till 1989, the German Democratic Republic also used the correctional facility for political prisoners. This work contains 4 b/w illustrations. Wrappers rubbed and creased along edges. Closed tears along spine. Pages slightly age-toned throughout. Text in German. Wrappers in overall poor to fair, interior in good condition. fair. Item #37330

Price: $175.00

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